Formatting Partitioned hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Stephen, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. Stephen

    Stephen Guest

    I have a laptop, and my hard drive is divided into a C and a D drive, the
    first time i installed Vista, i did the upgrade on my c drive, and it didnt
    work the right way, so i then did a clean install, but i wasnt thinking right
    and did it on the d drive because i thought i didnt have enough space on my c
    drive... now i have all the windows files on my c drive and d drive and id
    like to wipe the c drive out, format it, and remove everything

    does anybody have any idea how i can, cuz everytime i go to format the c
    drive, it says i need permission, and i dont know how to obtain this
    permission, Im the administrator, i thought thats all i needed

    p.s. i dont have the xp install disc, or the vista, i purchased through an
    online digital locker
    Stephen, Feb 15, 2007
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  2. Stephen

    Dave B. Guest

    Even though Vista is installed on your D partition, it's boot files are on
    the C partition. You won't be able to format either drive from within
    Windows, you'll need to boot from the DVD, format, and reinstall the OS.
    Dave B., Feb 15, 2007
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